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Diamond Wedding celebration

On 8 September members of our congregation, June and Michael Avery, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary and this was continued at St John’s on Sunday 11th. There was a blessing from the Chaplain, then after the service sparkling wine and cake was served to all. Our monthly church lunch followed, where there were 38 diners – the most since before…

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News of our latest sponsorship in the Philippines

MICANDRO AND VAISHYA ECHEVAZ WITH MIKE ANDREW Micandro Q. Echavez (26), his wife Vaishya (21), and their one-year-old son Mike Andrew live with Vaishya’s parents and siblings in the hills of Barangay San Jose, about three kilometres off the main road leading to the town of Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental. Once a week, Micandro visits his own parents and siblings…

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Ladies Who Lunch

Our monthly social group, “Ladies Who Lunch” continues to be a success and more people are added to the mailing list each month – friends of friends, people from the British Association, and of course those from St John’s who form the basis. We meet in different restaurants in St Raphaël and Fréjus and share our experiences of living in…

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Choir concert in June

After two postponements due to pandemic restrictions, the choir was finally able to present their concert of Anglican anthems throught the ages “From Purcell to Elgar” on 14 June 2022. It was a joyful occasion to be able to sing this wonderful muisc and we thank all our choristers, both resident and visiting, who worked very hard to achieve such…

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Pentecost Service and Picnic

We celebrated Pentecost in our usual joyful musical way, with hymns sung heartily by the choir and congregation, and an excellent rendition of César Franck’s “Panis Angelicus” from the choir. As a token of our respect to Her Majesty the Queen on the Platinum Jubilee, we stood at the end of the service to listen to Britten’s moving version of…

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Philippines Self-Help Foundation

OUR LATEST PROJECT (AFTER THE TYPHOON) – MERBINA PATILUNA AND FAMILY  Typhoon Odette (int. name: Rai) struck the central Philippines in the night of December 16th/17th 2021. The islands of Bohol, Cebu and Negros where the PSHF has field offices were badly hit with massive damage to crops and housing and tragically loss of life. We did an assessment of…

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